In the midst of pine, birch and maple trees there is a signal box on the Eselsfürth in Kaiserslautern, which was put into operation in 1938 and is long past its prime.
From the outside the building presents itself in chic red and sandstone pastel tones, but inside it should still be of interest to fans of technology, railways and photography for the most part.
Lost Places dark and charmingt
Photography, because the dark and charming appearance of Lost Places can be absolutely fascinating. Exactly the right place to test our new products from the Lumen series with photographer Sebastian Nagel from Kaiserslautern. After we have crossed the still active railway tracks extremely carefully, we reach a place that is characterized by a morbid image of control levers and cables, which have developed a dreamy patina of rust and dust over the years. The floor has a gaping hole through which you can see the floor below and magazines from a bygone era from 1997 to 2002 are everywhere.
„Of course, these products are extremely suitable for shootings in Lost Places, because with their colors they simply provide really extraordinary light - Sebastian Nagell
Nagel photographed on location with three different light setups. In one case he sets up the new oneLumens Per upwards and places it close to the wall, this way he's able to create a crisp fuchsia/magento lighting effect behind model Sina as the background. At the same time he uses the new oneRGB ring light by Rollei, on the one hand to create the so-called halo effect in the eyes of the model and on the other hand to color Sina's face in turquoise.en.
A photo from another planet
At the end of this very special light setup, Sebastian Nagel, together with Sina, created an image that seems to come from another planet and, thanks to its very special coloring, no longer needs any in-depth post-processing.
But even more aesthetic photos were taken in this lonely place, which was certainly quite lonely some time ago, but at least it was still filled with a little more life.
After a long time without a task, the shift levers found a purpose again in this shoot, because Sina took a seat in the middle for the next picture, while photographer Sebastian Nagel provided light from two different sides. The red light came from the one positioned slightly diagonally to the leftLumens Per targeting Sina's skin, the left side of her face, and a shifter. The model gets a blue side light from the one positioned on the rightRGB ring light, which makes the right side of her face appear a little more mysterious.
Two other pictures are also with thering light made in turquoise. Sebastian Nagel also gave one of the many broken pieces lying around a new task. Namely, by only holding a small part of the glass in the picture, creating a blur that makes the picture that little bit more interesting with this new element.
Finally, Nagel sums up the work with the new Rollei products as follows: You simply have so many opportunities to be totally creative with light and colors. And of course you can do that without coloring if you don't need it. And what totally convinced me are the batteries ring light,Lumens Per and thesticks. This is really helpful, especially in Lost Places, when you don't have a power supply but need light. I can really work with that.“
A notice: The old signal box was comparatively easy when it came to lost places. Normally these places are much more difficult to photograph and our post is not intended as an encouragement to actively photograph Lost Places. They can be very dangerous and in many cases it is illegal to enter!